Adam Driver Celebrity Life
Adam Douglas Driver was born to Joe Douglas Driver and Nancy Wright on November 19, 1983.
He is an Academy Award-winning actor, a former Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corps, and the founder of the nonprofit, Arts in the Armed Forces.
Driver spent his childhood years in Indiana as a self-professed misfit who never really fit in with the rest of the kids. He began working as a door to door salesman and telemarketer right out of high school and had an interest in acting from a young age.
He applied to the Julliard School for Drama but was rejected.
The events of 9/11 saw him enlist into the Marine Corps where he was placed as a mortarman in the Weapons Company. His military experience only egged him on to become an actor when he got out. He dislocated his sternum and was discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal. He returned to civilian life, applying to the Julliard School once again and succeeding this time. He struggled to fit into Julliard, his training as a serviceman making him intimidating to many of his peers.
He began acting in Broadway productions in New York City and worked as a waiter and busboy to make ends meet during this time.
His television debut came in the form of a small role in the finale of The Unusuals. His movie debut came in the form of a Clint Eastwood drama, J. Edgar. His subsequent performance in the HBO series, Girls, saw him receive several Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
He provided strong supporting roles in Lincoln, Frances Ha, Look Back in Anger, Gayby, winning a Lucille Lortel Award for Look Back in Anger. His role in Hungry Hearts won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
But his real breakthrough came from the role of Kylo Ren in Star Wars the Force Awakens. He played the same character in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker as well.
His entrance into the Star Wars franchise catapulted him into household name status with the most prominent critics lauding him as one of the best things to happen to Star Wars.
His performance in Silence and Paterson were also critically acclaimed. Paterson went on to become one of the best films of 2016.
His performance in Logan Lucky saw a nomination for an Academy Award and Golden Globe at the same time. He left the big screen to participate in plays as well. His role in Burn This won him a Tony Award for his outstanding performance.
As of 2020, Adam Driver's net worth stands at $8 million.
Driver married actress Joanne Tucker in 2013 and he lives with her in Brooklyn Heights.
He has a son but managed to keep that fact a complete secret from the media for years as he strongly believes in privacy and likens his secret-keeping to "a military operation" ensuring his son grows healthy, away from the eyes of the media.
He founded the Arts in the Armed Forces initiative to provide arts programming to members of the armed forces and their family members out of a desire to remove obstacles he had faced in his life for others.
The Arts in the Armed Forces initiative provides artistic training and guidance for free for family members and servicemen alike.
Awards and Recognition
Driver's performance in Marriage Story, in particular, was so incredibly well-received he has won awards from more than a dozen regional film critics associations for Best Actor.
His role in Girls saw him nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor as well.
He has a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production, Burn This which was noted by several critics to be his most powerful performance in anything so far.
His most recent work in BlacKkKlansman saw him nominated for an Academy Award, and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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